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GOVERNMENT OF ANGUILLA
DEVELOPMENT OF A LONG-TERM NATIONAL
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PLAN
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Procurement #: 2017/01/MOF/01
The Government of Anguilla through the Ministry of Finance, Economic Development,
Investment, Commerce, Tourism, Lands and Physical Planning intends to apply a
budgetary allocation to payments under the contract for the Development of a Long-term
National Sustainable Development Plan.
The objective of the proposed consultancy is to provide technical expertise and support
to the Government of Anguilla in the development of a Long-Term National Sustainable
Development Plan, utilising the Scenario Planning Approach and Results Based
Management Methodology. The plan will detail a new consensus on a long term vision,
key priorities, development goals and a costed results-based action plan, based on a
national dialogue and participatory planning approaches.
Consultants will be required to:
• To articulate a vision of Anguilla's development potential over the next two decades
(up to and beyond 2038) in a multi-dimensional framework, including aspects of
human development, social & physical infrastructure, technology, energy &
environment, economy, governance and security.
The Ministry of Finance, Economic Development, Investment, Commerce, Tourism,
Lands and Physical Planning now invites interested eligible consultants to submit
Expressions of Interest for the Development of a Long-term National Sustainable
Development Plan. In the assessment of submissions, considerations will be given to
the composition of the team, qualifications, experience on similar assignments,
experience with Small Island Developing States and existing commitments. All
information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from
the address below between the hours 8:00am to 12:00 noon and 1:00pm to 4:00pm,
Mondays to Friday.
Five (5) hard-copies of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the address
below no later than 4:00pm on Wednesday 1st February, 2017. The sealed envelope
containing each submission must be submitted to the address below and shall be clearly
marked "CONFIDENTIAL" and "Expression of Interest -- Development of a Long-term
National Sustainable Development Plan.
Ministry of Finance
The Secretariat (Upstairs)
The Valley, Anguilla AI-2640
British West Indies
Tel: (264) 497 2547
Fax: (264) 497 3761
Following the assessment of submissions, a short-list of, not less than three and not
more than six, applicants will be provided with full terms of reference and invited to
reserves the right to accept or reject late applications or to cancel the present invitation
partially or in its entirety. It will not be bound to assign any reason for not short-listing
any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation
and submission of Expressions of Interest.
of local policing
Intelligence-led and problem-oriented policing
are among approaches that will maximise effective
allocation of law enforcement resources to reduce
crime, says former head of the National Operations
Centre (NOC) Garvin Heerah.
The nation's security agencies have launched an all
out anti-crime offensive. At a joint press conference
last week, Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi, Minister of
National Security Edmund Dillon and acting Police Com-
missioner Stephen Williams, announced plans to boost
crime prediction, deterrence, detection and prosecution.
However, Heerah is advocating an intelligence-led po-
licing approach. He is calling for a national intelligence
model to be adopted by all of T&T's national security
"It was introduced and practiced during the tenure of
the NOC, and agencies were mandated," he said.
According to Heerach modernised responses must
replace traditional crime fighting which simply focuses
law enforcement resources on known hotspots.
He explained: "It aims to reduce crime proactively and
sustainably by focusing on the most important problems
identified by local communities, using careful analysis
to define problems and inform multi-agency solutions.
"We are no longer dealing with an archaic criminal. The
crimes, the criminals and the resources have changed,
therefore law enforcement has to change its approach-
es to successfully detect, deter and respond to the new
trends in crime.
"The start to this is reviewing the intelligence trade and
adjusting considerably. It cannot be business as usual, or
we will never bring this spiraling situation under control."
Heerah is recommending that the T&T Police Service
(TTPS) change from its current approach to crime control.
Former national security minister Gary Griffith, a se-
curity expert, is calling for the Crime Scene Investigations
(CSI)Unit of the TTPS to be revamped. He said CSI officers
needed to be properly trained and equipped for the job.
"The detection rate goes hand in hand with our systems
and for CSI, it is pathetic," he said.
"What they have now is not working. You need experts
from the Forensic Department because these forensic pa-
thologists have better knowledge of what needs to be done
on crime scenes. These officers miss the simple things,
so it is obvious that they cannot handle the meticulous
Griffith said international expertise should be brought
in to help to improve the CSI Unit.
He was critical of the anti-crime drive announced last
week, saying it was nothing fantastic that all national se-
curity reserves had been called out, since that had been
done for the past eight years, especially around Carnival
and Christmas time.
Criminologist and criminal psychologist Renée Cum-
mings said the TTPS was badly under-performing when
it comes to catching killers.
Cummings, who also specialises in criminal profil-
ing and behavioural evidence analysis, said the struc-
tural rigidity of the local police service had historically
undermined change in the organisation, as well as "its
ability to adapt quickly to the ever-changing dynamics
of homicide and violent crime, and its ability to integrate
critical thinking into police operations."
She added: "Real time problem-solving is a major
challenge for law enforcement and citizens are paying
for it with our lives. Each homicide contains an important
message about the state of our society, the legitimacy of
our institutions, the moral quality of our citizens and the
psychopathology of offenders. Criminal justice policy
must be designed to address all areas."
Cummings said that there was a deficit in knowledge
among law enforcement personnel about the aetiology
of homicide and possibilities of its prevention.
"The knowledge gap contributes to the high homicide
and violent crime rate and the inability of law enforcement
to solve homicides at a faster rate," she said.
Creative thinking is needed for homicide reduction,
"Unfortunately, imagination is missing in the fight
against crime because there is an over-reliance on old ideas
and recycled military strategies that offer nothing new."
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